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What are Reference Tools?
Reference tools are books and websites that give you specific facts, definitions, summaries & background information, suggestions of important readings, and help focusing your research topic.
They include encyclopedias, dictionaries & thesauri, biographical compilations, and atlases.
There are a few great online reference resources, recommended by the Classical Studies faculty.
Online Reference Resources
This source includes a subject-specific search function that includes Classical Studies topics, and also includes searchable maps and timelines.
Oxford Art Online
Online gateway for Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference works.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Over 1000 professional philosophers are donating their time and labor to collaboratively write, referee, and maintain this reference work. Full text & image encyclopedia.
Online Map & Atlas Tools
The Ancient World Online roundup of resources
A list of digital projects dealing with geography in the ancient world. This is not a comprehensive list, it does include a few interesting maps.
Roman Routeplanner- a reconstruction of an antique Roman map with internet technology.
Vici.org is the archaeological atlas of classical antiquity. It is a community driven archaeological map, inspired by and modelled after Wikipedia.